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The Illustrated Guide to Assistive Technology and Devices; Tools and Gadgets for Living Independently



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Demos Health

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This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 1/13/2010.
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Journalist and author Suzanne Robitaille writes extensively on disability issues. She is the farmer assistive technology columnist for, and has also written for The Wall Street Journal,, Ability Magazine, and more. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Suzanne Robitaille is the founder and editor of, a website that covers disability news and assistive technology. Growing up profoundly deaf, Suzanne learned firsthand that people with disabilities can benefit from these type of technologies both professionally and socially. She began her journalism career in 2000 at the Wall Street Journal’s interactive operations in New York. A year later, she became a technology columnist for Business Week Online, writing a weekly column on assistive devices and technology. Suzanne has written for various consumer publications and websites, including the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek Online, and Media Post, among others.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xv
What Is Assistive Technology?p. 1
History of Assistive Technologyp. 9
Technologies for People with Visual Disabilitiesp. 15
Technologies for People with Hearing Disabilitiesp. 51
Technologies for People with Physical Disabilitiesp. 93
Technologies for People with Cognitive Disabilities and Learning Disordersp. 123
Technologies for People with Communications Disabilitiesp. 143
Assistive Technology and the Americans With Disabilities Actp. 161
How to Pay for Assistive Technologyp. 169
The Future of Assistive Technologyp. 177
Resourcesp. 185
Indexp. 197
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